Breastmilk in sippy or bottle...

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Breastmilk in sippy or bottle...
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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 10:40am

Hi - its been awhile since I posted (which is good, means breastfeeding's been going great).... Well dd is 8 1/2 mths old and I'm due back at work in about 2 mths, although they really would like me back in a month.

Rachel & Aria Noelle (Nov 14 2009)

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 12:22pm

12 hours every night!?!? You lucky duck! I think the only time either of my kids have ever slept 12 hours were a few times when they were REALLY sick.


I think the short answer is whatever you're more comfortable with at that point. I know neither of my kids were comfortable enough at 10 months to take any real quantity of fluid out of a sippy. They were just using it for a few sips for practice at that point. But if she's totally good with a sippy by then then more power to you.


Would it be ok if I asked you a few questions just to understand your situation a bit better though? Why does baby need to go to your mother's house? Is DH gone on Saturday evenings as well that he can't watch her? And if DH isn't around, why does baby need to stay at your mom's house all the way through her nap? I just don't want to make it harder on you than it already will be to have to pump for all those missed feedings.


Do you own a high quality pump? Do you not respond well to the pump that you'd have a reason to think you wouldn't be able to pump enough? I guess I wouldn't plan on having to use formula unless there's a specific reason you think you won't be able to pump? Also, since baby sleeps so long on every other night (I'm still in shock she sleeps 12 hours), can you throw in an extra pump session just before you go to bed on other nights just to have a little stash?


I hope I didn't complicate everything by throwing in all these additional questions!


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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 10:14pm

Haha yes I have been completely spoilt by my wonderful sleeping baby (knock on wood!!!)

Rachel & Aria Noelle (Nov 14 2009)

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 11:06pm

Rachel,

Just a quick thought. Is there any chance that your mom could bring the baby back to your house and watch her there after she wakes in the morning? I just thought of this because when I had my first son, I was still working midnight shifts. I would have to go in to work at 7pm and not leave til about 8am. If it was a weekend and hubby was home, then he would watch the baby during the day while I slept and just bring him to me when he got hungry. I'd take him into bed with me, nurse him lying down, then DH would come back and take him out of the bedroom so I could go back to sleep. I barely even woke up, and it saved having to pump and as an added benefit, there was no engorgement!

Erica

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 8:03am

That would solve a lot... but unfortunately my MIL (my mom lives 2 hours away) doesn't drive and it takes about an hour on public transport to get to our place from hers.

Rachel & Aria Noelle (Nov 14 2009)